John, you left the tradition you must have felt held you captive. Did it feel like you were falling into empty space? You were throwing off the structure Mormonism had provided. The Kiwanis, the chiropractor, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Potter’s House, or even the Mormons could have supplied meaning and fellowship. But you had had enough of structured fellowship.
That’s for damned sure!
Some of what you needed, John, was what you left behind.
And some of what I needed was waiting for me with open arms. I worry about you, Scott, about your inability to step away from a religion that encourages bigotry and punishes difference.
[from Immortal for Quite Some Time]
Our mother, Janice Hilton Abbott